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Goshen church members serve community, God By Keith BieryGolick

The historic Stonelick Covered Bridge is closed, but construction will begin soon to repair damage so it can reopen.

Bridge to reopen later this year Restoration work set to begin in July By Keith BieryGolick

STONELICK TWP. — The only covered bridge in Clermont County has been around for 135 years, but traffic hasn’t driven over it for almost three. The county engineer hopes to change that and reopen the covered bridge in Stonelick Township by the end of the year. “It’s really a restoration. We’re going to historically restore it,” said Pat Manger, county engineer. “Basically, we’re taking the existing bridge and adding wood structure.” The one-lane, 140-foot-long bridge started having problems in May 2010 when a truck ignored the 3-ton weight limit and damaged floor beams. The bridge was designated a historic place by the National Park Service in 1974, but updates have been needed for a

long time, Manger said. About 500 people signed a petition opposing Manger’s suggested updates in January Manger 2012. The main sticking points were the proposed weight-limit increase and concerns about modernizing the look of the bridge, said Todd Gadbury, bridge engineer. “We were wanting to get it up to a 12-ton minimum, which would allow for ambulances, some emergency vehicles and even possibly a school bus to go over,” Gadbury said. “But we had people from the schools, people from hospitals and people from EMS telling us they didn’t want that.” Gadbury and Manger then redesigned the project to reflect the public’s input, and now construction is almost ready to begin, Gadbury said.

“There’s always multiple ways to do a project,” Manger said. “We were originally stuck in the preservation mode, but the community didn’t want any modern technology.” The weight limit will still increase from 3 tons, but only to 8 tons, Manger said. The restoration will cost about $720,000, which he said will be funded “100 percent by grants received.” According to the bid package, the Clermont County Transportation Improvement District received $450,000 from the National Historic Covered Bridge Program and $529,440 from Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments Enhancement Funds. The bid package indicated the county commissioners also received a grant from Ohio Public Works for $244,860. “We should be under construction by July 1 at the latest,” Manger said. “Construction should be completed before the end of the year.”



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GOSHEN — Jill Scheidt comes from a corporate background, so she likes numbers, which comes in handy because the Goshen United Methodist Church has a lot of them. Scheidt, a member of the church for 13 years, put together a report this year to make sense of all those numbers. It details everything the church did for the community last year. “One of the biggest things we do is our food pantry,” Scheidt said. Church members distribute food every Friday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon. According to Scheidt’s report, the church served more than 6,271 families last year. “I personally have not seen any data to substantiate what I’m about to say, but I’ve been told that this is the busiest food pantry in Clermont County,” said Johnny Phillips, pastor. “We serve about 130 families a week.” The food pantry is a big part of the church’s outreach, but it’s not the only thing. The church, 6710 Goshen Road, provided more than $13,000 of financial assistance to the Goshen community through donations from members of the congregation, the report stated. “What you’ll see on that paper is statistics, but you won’t get the love that comes out of those statistics,” Scheidt said. It’s that love and impact

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“Tale” by Kelly Frigard will be featured in the Park National Bank Art Gallery at UC Clermont College May 3 to May 27. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Frigard, a fiber artist, is an associate professor of Fine Art at the UC Clermont College. The current exhibit features work created during her first sabbatical in the spring of 2013.

Theatre camp

UC Clermont College will offer Calico Theatre Camp this summer on campus. The camp is a fully-staged musical for young actors in grades K-12. Kindergartners must be entering first grade in the fall of 2013. Camp will take place June 10 to June 15. This season’s show title is “The Amazing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe.” The theatre camp culminates in two performances open to family, friends and the general public. The Calico Children’s Theatre partners with Missoula Children’s Theatre (MTC) to provide a fun and engaging theatre camp. For complete details, visit or call 558-1215.

Litter clean up

As part of the annual Spring Litter Cleanup, more than 600 volunteers braved the chilly weather April 20 to give local streams and parks a spring cleaning. Volunteers cleaned 15 locations across Clermont County and the East Fork Little Miami River Watershed, including the village of Lynchburg in Highland County, Amelia and many other community sites. Volunteers collected trash, debris and large items including 34 tires, two picnic tables, a bike frame and a propane heater. Commissioner David Uible said, “Volunteerism is the backbone of the county and we have a lot of

backbone. Due to their dedication, we also have cleaner parks and streams in the county. The commissioners extend our gratitude to all those involved.” The Annual Spring Litter Cleanup was organized by the Valley View Foundation and East Fork Watershed Collaborative. Sponsors included the Duke Energy Foundation, Little Miami Inc., Buckeye United Fly Fishers, Busken Bakery-Eastgate, Clermont County Water Resources, Clermont County Visitors & Convention Bureau, Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, Loveland Canoe & Kayak and Kroger-Eastgate. Partnering agencies included the Clermont Office of Environmental Quality, ODNR-State Parks and Division of Watercraft, Clermont Water Resources, the Harsha Lake U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Clermont Park District, the Valley View Foundation, Highland Soil & Water Conservation District and Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District. If interested in learning more about litter prevention, call the Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District at 732-7075 or visit

Incentive program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications to help producers improve air quality and conserve energy on the farm through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. Producers in counties with air quality concerns related to nonattainment for ozone and particulate matter can apply for EQIP Air Quality Initiative funds. Clermont County is an eligible county and applications will be accepted until May 17. Farmers interested in applying for EQIP in Clermont County should contact John McManus, Clermont County Soil and Water Conservation (SWCD) District administrator, at 732-7075, ext. 3, to estab-

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Election meetings

The Clermont County Board of Elections has scheduled board meetings for: May 7 at 6:30 a.m. for the Special Election Day meeting and any other regular business; May 20 at 10 a.m. for the open official canvass and any other regular business; May 28 at 10 a.m. for the certification of special election and regular monthly meeting. The meetings are held at the board office, 76 S. Riverside Drive in Batavia. Call 732-7275 for information.

Collect firewood

The public is welcome to collect firewood in specially designated areas at Stonelick State Park in Clermont County, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The designation areas will be open until May 26. Designated firewood collection areas allow visitors to collect fallen or downed wood, including twigs, branches, logs or trees cut for management purposes. Firewood may be collected Monday through Friday, but only during daylight hours. Chainsaws may be used in these areas, but vehicles must remain on the roadways. It is important to note that no standing trees or branches still on trees may be cut. The public is asked to confine collection to the specially marked areas within the campgrounds at Stonelick State Park. For further information, call 513-897-3055.

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Humane society

The Clermont County Humane Society will hold the annual Janet Wolf Memorial Golf Outing Thursday, May16, at the Legendary Run Golf Course, 915 E. Legendary Run Drive in Pierce Township. Teams of four, singles, and sponsors are invited to take part in the golf team scramble that includes 18 holes of golf, a box lunch, motorized cart, catered buffet dinner and special prizes. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon. Hole-inone prizes include a 2014 Ford Fusion from Beechmont Ford and $1,000 from Huntington Bank. Raffle tickets for a 42-inch LCDTV, a wheelbarrow of “cheer,” Kings Island passes, and a specialty driver are available. The golf outing helps fund satellite and other adoption efforts by the Humane Society to find homes for thousands of homeless, abused, and neglected animals that come in each year. With support, the Humane Society can provide food, care and compassion to these animals in a comfortable shelter while they wait for a new place to call home. For more information, call event chair Terri Helsel at (513) 368-7484 or email For more information about adopting an animal, call (513) 732-8854, visit or visit the center at 4025 Filager Road in Batavia.

Fair housing

The Clermont County commissioners April 24 issued designated April 2013 as “Fair Housing Month.” This April marked the 45th anniversary of the passage of the federal Fair Housing Act. The act establishes the right for a person to choose where they live and to live there with dignity and without discrimination. The Fair Housing Act ensures the accessibility of all forms of avail-

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able housing to all people regardless of certain racial, cultural or physical factors such as color, national origin, religion, disability status, family size or familial status. Annette Decatur, the Clermont County Department of Community & Economic Development grant coordinator, and Elizabeth Brown, the executive director of Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME), presented an overview regarding the laws included in the Fair Housing Act. HOME was formed the same year as the Federal Fair Housing Act was passed. Their mission is to eliminate housing discrimination and help communities build stable integrated neighborhoods. “Most people do not realize that Fair Housing protects more than the rights of people concerning race,” Brown said. “It is just as illegal under the law to deny housing to people with children as it is to deny opportunities based on race. The law considers them the same type of discrimination.” The Fair Housing Act also protects women from sexual harassment in their housing situation. “Women have the right to feel safe in their home,” said Brown. “We encourage all citizens to acquaint themselves with these laws set in place to protect their rights to fair housing,” said Commissioner Ed Humphrey. Citizens are encouraged to visit the HOME website at If a Clermont County resident has an inquiry regarding housing discrimination or feels that they have experienced any type of housing discrimination issues, call 513-732-7286 for more assistance.

Annual meeting

The League of Women Voters of Clermont County will host their annual meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the Oasis Convention Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the meeting begins at

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Memorial Day

The annual Memorial Day Parade in Milford is planned for Monday, May 27, assembling at Victor Stier Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive. The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. stopping at the park on Main Street. It will proceed east on U.S. 50 to Greenlawn Cemetery. A small contingent will follow to St. Andrew Cemetery for a remembrance ceremony. The parade is open to all veterans and the families of those that have made the ultimate sacrifice. If you would be interested in participating in the parade, contact Mark Chandler at 831-0198. The committee invites the parents of fallen heroes. Please contact Jo Ann Weigel at 404-6880 if you would like to take part. The committee is planning a nice service at Memorial Park, Greenlawn Cemetery and St. Andrews Cemetery. Also invited are Boy Scout troops, Girl Scout troops, church groups and organizations to participate. Call either number for details.

Owensville alumni

Owensville High School Alumni will meet for dinner Saturday, May 18, at the VFW Hall in Afton, 4070 Greenbriar Road. The doors open at 3:30 p.m. for a meeting and social time. Dinner is at 5 p.m. Cost is $15 per person and reservations are required. Call Virginia Flutz at 937-444-4645. April was Child Abuse Prevention Month in Clermont County. There were 1,703 reported cases of child abuse and neglect in 2012 in Clermont County and more than 670,000 cases reported nationwide in 2011. April 10 has been designated “Wear Blue Day” to show support for and raise awareness of the need to prevent child abuse and neglect. Officials received a grant to produce a child abuse prevention resource calendar available throughout the county.


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Foster care is ‘such a rewarding experience’ May is National Foster Care Month By Shayne Farrell

Jeff and Sheri Nagelhout of Miami Township have been married three years and already have a family consisting of Sheri’s 14-year-old triplets, Dylan, Tyler and Zach; however the couple has known for a while that they wanted to grow their family. “I always wanted more kids,” Sheri said, smiling. “We looked into adoption at first, and went to a private agency; but we just didn’t get a good feeling when we left. But a mutual friend of ours, who is a foster parent with Clermont for Kids, sat down with us and talked to us about the idea of fostering.” After giving it some thought and discussing the idea with the boys, they decided becoming a foster home provider was a path they wanted to pursue. “It just seemed like the right thing to do,” explained Sheri. “If we could give someone a home, even for a short

time, and make them feel loved; then our job would be complete.” Just weeks after becoming licensed as foster parents in the state of Ohio, the Nagelhout’s were asked to open their home to two young sibling boys. Now almost a year later, the boys are right at home, and just another part of the family. “They aren’t my biological children, but I couldn’t love them anymore than if they were my own,” says Sheri. Both Sheri and Jeff actively encourage others considering life as foster parents to do it. And May is National Foster Care Month. “It is such a rewarding experience,” Sheri said, watching the two small boys as they played in the yard. The Nagelhout’s also encourage those who are looking into becoming foster parents to keep not only an open heart but an open mind as well. “You need to be open minded, and understand that these kids are coming

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out of a situation that your family hasn’t necessarily gone through,” said Jeff. Clermont For Kids is a program within Clermont County Children’s Protective Services. Clermont for Kids serves Southwestern Ohio counties including Clermont, Hamilton, Brown, Butler, Warren, Clinton and Highland. The agency is asking all perspective foster parents to keep an open mind. Often foster and adoptive parents are only interested in taking in infants or toddlers. “We are especially in need of homes for schoolaged children and sibling groups,” said Tim Dick,

Clermont County Children’s Protective Services Deputy director. “Because of this backlog, a growing number of foster children are being sent sometimes hundreds of miles away from anything they have ever known to be placed all across the state. Needless to say, this adds stress to an already traumatic experience.” As the number of children in need grows, so does the urgency for licensed foster parents. If interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent, or to simply learn more, call 732-7765, or visit

Miami Twp. police move into elite company By Keith BieryGolick

MIAMI TWP. — Miami Township’s police department recently joined the 1 percent. “Out of 18,000 departments (around the country), there are 900 that are accredited,” said Steven Bailey, police chief. “Out of those, only about 1 percent is rated excellent.” Miami Township’s department is one of those rated excellent, earning accreditation for the sixth time since 1996 from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Bailey said, a credentialing program developed to improve law enforcement services. To do that, the department complied with 480 national standards, and to reach excellent status, it showed itself fully com-

mitted to those standards. “They’re looking for an agency that exemplifies what an accredited agency is, that we incorporate (the national standards) into our daily routine,” Bailey said. “(They want to see) that it’s not just a program we do every three years, it’s how we do business and we do it at higher level than other agencies.” The department must apply for accreditation every three years, he said. It costs $4,065 in annual continuation fees to apply, said Jennifer Ryan, assistant to the chief. Despite the cost, accreditation is important because it gives the community an unbiased look at its police department, Bailey said. “It’s not just my buddies coming up from Cincinnati. These assessors don’t know me, and they

don’t owe me anything,” he said. “Accreditation says you are operating your Bailey station within the standards - you aren’t faking it, you’re actually doing it.” Accreditation also decreases the chances of lawsuits against the department and can sometimes come with insurance benefits, said Scott Bowen, the police chief in Lebanon, Tennessee, who assessed Miami Township. “For us, here in Tennessee, (our insurance provider) actually gives an insurance discount for us to do accreditation,” Bowen said. Experienced law enforcement individuals

spend three days on site, interviewing employees, inspecting procedure and riding in patrol cars, Bailey said. But the overall accreditation process takes much longer than that. “It’s drawn-out, it takes about six months,” he said. “I think we owe it to the citizens of the township. They should have the best police department that they can. After all, they are paying for it with their taxes and they deserve to know how it is running.” Bowen said during accreditation, his team didn’t have to return any files to the township that needed corrections or new policies written. Everything was already up to code. “It’s something not only for the police department to be proud of, but it shows highly of the township as well,” he said.

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Shrive appointed as juvenile judge By Theresa L. Herron

James Shriver will become the new Clermont County Probate/Juvenile Court judge July 1. Ohio Gov. John Kasich made the appointment to replace Judge Stephanie Wyler, who retired in December. Shriver has served as a Clermont County Municipal Court judge for the last 18 years. “I am truly honored to be selected by Gov. Kasich to serve as the next probate/juvenile court judge for Clermont County,” Shriver said. “The position has a long tradition of quality service from judges who have served on the county bench and I am excited to be able to take my18 years of experience dealing with young people with me,” he said. Shriver asked to begin

work in the probate/juvenile court July 1 so there would be a smooth transition for the next municipal court judge. “And, so we would not have a whole host of visiting judges so serve while (the next) person was being selected,” he said. Being a juvenile court judge is something that Shriver always has wanted to do. When he first started with the Clermont County prosecutor’s office, he was assigned to juvenile court. “I prosecuted delinquency and children’s services cases. I gained the most satisfaction from knowing I was helping youth turn their lives around and by getting them out of severe situations,” Shriver said. Also, while serving as municipal court judge, Shriver worked with people who “graduated from the juvenile court system.

I believe I’m in the best position to take the evidencebased practices I’ve impleShriver mented as a municipal court judge to juvenile court and hopefully prevent them from becoming part of the adult system.” Commissioner Bob Proud said, “I have had the honor and privilege of working with Judge Shriver over the past 18 years. As chair of the State Advisory Board for RECLAIM OHIO (Ohio Department of Youth Services), I commend Judge Shriver on his dedication to the justice system and his vision in finding solutions to difficult problems, he is always looking to strengthen the individual and deter repeat offenses. He is

not a one size fits all judge, which will serve him well in probate/juvenile court.” Shriver will run in the November 2014 general election to serve a full sixyear term that begins Feb. 9, 2015. He started Ohio’s first DUI Court. He serves as chair of the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Specialized Dockets and as an ex-officio member of the Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure. He’s also a past president of the Association of Municipal/County Judges of Ohio. “For the past 18 years, I have been honored to serve as judge of the Clermont County Municipal Court and honored to donate my time for local causes dear to my heart. I value the importance of possessing an understanding of a broad area of law, I interpret the law

as it was intended, and I do not legislate from the bench,” he said. Shriver describes himself as a conservative and strict constructionist. Shriver has presided over 100,000 civil and criminal cases during his judicial career and has endeavored to develop programs that reduce recidivism and promote safer communities. He is known for taking a special interest in helping youth and has served as volunteer for the Clermont County Task Force on Child Sexual Abuse and chaired the Clermont County Youth Services Advisory Board, the Clermont County Child Abuse & Neglect Advisory Board, and the Clermont County Foster Parent Advisory Committee. “My interest in helping youth stems from recognizing the fact that what they do now will influence

the rest of their lives and from my heartfelt desire to make a positive impact before they become adult offenders,” Shriver said. Shriver’s work in the Clermont County Municipal Court has been recognized through the state of Ohio. The OVI Court Specialized Docket that he established in 2005 remains the model in Ohio and shares the best practices he has developed with other interested courts. The judge received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati and earned his law degree from the UC College of Law. He’s a member of the Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church, where he has served on the Administrative Council and Building Study Committee since 2012. He is involved in the Union Township Kiwanis and the Clermont County Special Olympics.,

Summer roadwork set to begin across county By Keith BieryGolick

BATAVIA — Citizens of Clermont County will start to see more and more orange construction barrels as the weather warms up - and not just in the Eastgate area. About 35 miles of county and township roads will be resurfaced this year, said Pat Manger, Clermont County engineer. Construction will cost about $3 million.

“What people need to understand is these are not random acts of construction,” Manger said. “There’s always that short-term pain for the long-term gain.” The most work will be done in Miami Township, where 18 roads need work. Cinema Drive, starting on Business 28 and ending on Molly Lane, will be resurfaced along with Mellie Avenue, starting on Ohio 131 and ending on Kash Drive.

Seven roads in Union Township, 11 in Batavia Township and five in New Richmond village also will be resurfaced. “What we’re trying to do is formally tie economic development and transportation planning together,” Manger said. The intersection of Lila Avenue and Milford Parkway, which turn into U.S. 50 and Ohio 131, will be widened and resurfaced, as well as given a new sewer system, curbs and

sidewalks. “Part of the problem with the bridge on (Ohio) 131 is the bridge is so narrow it doesn’t allow the turn lanes to be long enough,” Manger said. “So by widening the bridge we are able to lengthen the turn lanes.” The plan is to lengthen the turn lanes on the east side of Ohio 131 and add lanes to the other three corners of the intersection, he said. “The longest stretch of

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improvement is (Ohio) 131, it goes up the hill (about 1,000 feet),” Manger said. “The reason we’re going farther up the hill is because of a landslide issue.” The estimated construction cost is $2.5 million and will begin by July 1, if not sooner, he said. “No doubt, there are going to be some frustrations this summer and next as we implement these changes, but we ask people to continue to be

patient,” Manger said. “We’re going to do our best to communicate with the public and update them and keep them abreast about what’s going on.” The total construction cost for Clermont County’s 2013 projects, without the Eastgate improvements to Interstate 275 and Ohio 32, is $26.9 million. Construction will be funded through a combination of grant, state and local money, Manger said.

2013 ODOT PROJECTS IN CLERMONT COUNTY: » 1-275 at Ohio 32, major expansion, October 2013 to October 2015, $46 million. » Eastgate Blvd. bridge interchange reconstruction to Ohio 32, March 2013 to October 2014, $9 million. » 1-275 at Ohio 28 intersection improvement, May 2012 to Oct. 2013, $7,.2 million. » Ohio 28 at Charles Snyder Road, turn lane addition, March 2013 to August 2013, $566,574. » East Fork State Park, bike path extension to Williamsburg and Batavia, May 2013 to October 2013, $562,000. » East Fork State Park, resurfacing, May 2013 to August 2013, $2.053 million.


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Milford » Cemetery Road, from Lila Avenue to Garfield Avenue » Garfield Avenue, from Cemetery Road to Water Street » Shawnee Run, from corporation line to Ohio 126 Goshen Township » Bray Road, from 500 feet south of Bray Road to the Gibbs Road “s” curve » Spring Street, from Ohio 28 to cemetery limits » Wood Street, from Ohio 28 to BP entrance Jackson Township » Bigam Road, from Weaver Road to township line » Locust Street, from U.S. 50 to Monterey Road » Moore-Marathon Road, from 4223 Moore-Marathon Road to township line Miami Township » Apple Blossom Lane, from Harvest Ridge Drive until it dead ends » Bee Lane, from Ohio 131 until it dead ends » Cannes Court, from Branch Hill-Guinea Road until it dead ends » Cinema Drive, from Ohio 28 to Molly Lane » Colonial Drive, from Ohio 131 until it dead ends

» Crestview Lane Price Road, until it dead ends » Day Circle West, from Ohio 131 to Mellie Avenue » Fay Court, from Cannes Court until it dead ends » Fox Run Road, from South Garrett Drive until it dead ends » Harvest Ridge Drive, from Ohio 131 until it dead ends » Heritage Court, from Harvest Ridge Drive until it dead ends » Kash Drive, from Mellie Avenue to Day Circle » Meadowcreek Drive, from Cook Road to Montclair Boulevard\ » Mellie Avenue, from Ohio 131 to Kash Drive » Menno Drive, from Ohio 28 until it dead ends » Sally Street, from Kash Drive to Ohio 131 » South Garrett Drive, from Fox Run Lane until it dead ends Stonelick Township » Baas Road, from Ohio 132 to Ohio 132, adress 2221 » Edman Lane, from U.S. 50 until it dead ends » Glancy Road Wayne Township » Long-Glady Road » Moore-Marathon Road » No. 9 Road


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Editor: Theresa Herron,, 248-7128




By Forrest Sellers

Meg Lazarus Sophie Weinstein

Cincinnati Country Day School seniors Meg Lazarus and Sophie Weinstein have cast a lens on loneliness and abandonment. These subjects were the focus of their photographic submissions for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition. Both had the distinction of being selected as Gold Medal Portfolio winners. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards program recognizes exceptional work of artists at a high school level. Lazarus, who is a resident of Hyde Park, said the portfolio competition involved conveying a concept through eight photographic images. Lazarus called her submission “The Architecture of Loneliness.” “I used Photoshop and other modes of photography to tell a story,” she said. She said her siblings served as subjects in some of the photographs. Weinstein’s submission focused on abandonment in a literal way. She went to an abandoned home in Milford and took pictures of specific items that were left such as a wheelchair. “My artist statement was telling about this family,” she said. Although Weinstein never met the family directly she gained some information from neighbors that the family was an elder-

GOLD KEY SINGLE IMAGE WINNERS Casey Pfister Grace Krammer Katie Barton Kelsey Bardach Laura Pariot Meg Lazarus Mayme Acklen

SILVER KEY WINNERS Holly Adamson Katie Barton Brian Burnett Isabella Guttman Abby McInturf Charlotte Ward Hawkins Warner Emily Polasko


Cincinnati Country Day School senior Meg Lazarus, of Hyde Park, was a Gold Medal Portfolio winner in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition. Her submission dealt with "The Architecture of Loneliness." FORREST

Cincinnati Country Day School senior Sophie Weinstein, of Milford, was a Gold Medal Portfolio winner in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition. Her entry, which included a photograph of a wheelchair, focused on the concept of abandonment. FORREST



ly couple who left to live in a retirement home. Both Lazarus and Weinstein, who is a resident of Milford, spent nearly a year on their respective projects. “I was honored (to be select-

ed),” said Weinstein. “I put a lot of time in (this).” Ironically, Lazarus had planned to drop her photography class, but was encouraged to continue by a teacher. “Now it’s a creative outlet,”

Amelia Drew Sabrina Finn Mayme Acklen Kelsey Bardach Meg Lazarus Abby McInturf Allison Mesh Sarah Mueller Laura Pariot Lucy Patterson Charlotte Ward

said Lazarus about her passion for photography. “I think it’s a great tool in life to have these skills.” Both Weinstein and Lazarus are enrolled in the school’s Advanced Placement photography class.


The following from Milford, Loveland and Miami Township have been named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2012-2013 school year.

First honors 9th grade Owen Bayer, Andrew Beitman, Devin Blumenfeld, Jason Bruggemann, Tyler Burandt, Cameron Collins, Joseph Cordier, David Denzy, Domenic Dicari, Hunter Elmore, Jacob Farwick, Ryan Gehringer, Will Gilliland, Thomas Gray, Maximilian Hensler, Jared Holbert, Nathan Kaiser, Harrison Kurz, Austin Maresco, Thomas Martino, Connor McNamara, Ryan Nance, Joseph Nordloh, David Pilipovich, Jack Quehl, Benjamin Reutelshofer, Logan Ritter, Patrick Robinson, Collin Ruehrwein, Ryan Smith, Michael Stevens, Christopher Stock, Alec Toelke, Jacoby Ward, Jacob Weisgerber, David Wernery 10th grade Ryan Belleman, Ethan Callahan, Matthew Crable, Jared Diesslin, Kyle Dockus, James Giebler, John Gruber, Miles Hayes, Austin Herriott, Alex Johnson, Kevin Kerley, Kevin Korneffel, Jacob Menke, Edward Pappalardo, Grant Pitman, Andrew Reinhart, Benjamin Rigney, Jacob Rogan, Drew Scott, Jeffrey Shagena, Zachary Siegert, Samuel Simpson, Nicholas Spuzzillo, Christopher Staudigel, Quinn Sullivan, Henry Woodard 11th grade Jake Barbara, Jared Beitman, Anthony Boyle, Andrew Bradfish, Daniel Bruns, Brendan Farlow, Justin Gerbus, Paul Hanna, Charles Haunert, Brendan King, Jacob Orkwis, Joseph Pappalardo, Kyle Smith, Alex Stanula, Thomas Storer, Andrew Strotman, Evan Verrilli, Nicholas Voss, Matthew Walsh, Shane Wever, Patrick Wheat 12th grade Kevin Batory, Andrew Benza, Nathaniel Bishop, Sam Bockhorst, Benjamin Bruggemann, Corey Carroll, Han-Chiu Chen, Krieg Greco, Nicholas Izzi, Andrew Klosterman, Jared Kroger, Michael Pilipovich, Ryan Rinn, Bruno Rozzi, Robert Schantz, Kevin Schmitt, Shane Sullivan, William Thompson, Samuel Verrilli, Joseph Weaver

Second honors

Milford sixth-graders, from left, Lakha Miles, Austin Showalter, Joshua Wilmes, Emily Stavrakis, Alexa Mueller, Andrea Armstrong, Bailey Kolb and Brianna Dietrich perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Milford school board meeting Thursday, April 18. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

‘Star-Spangled’ sixth-graders perform at board meeting By Keith BieryGolick

Milford sixth-graders performed the “Star-Spangled Banner” during the April 18 school board meeting. Milford sixth-graders Sarah Horsle, left, and Emily Hall concentrate during their performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Milford school board meeting Thursday, April 18. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Milford sixth-graders Lakha Miles, left, and Austin Showalter play “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Milford school board meeting Thursday, April 18. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

9th grade Cole Ashmore, Justin Balogh, Mick Bock-Hamilton, Aidan Brown, Evan Cusmano, Luc DeYoung, Nicholas Heuker, Alex Holbert, Jacob Klus, Nicholas LaChapelle, Jacob Leonard, Nathaniel Levesque, Jack Meyer, Jonathan Orkwis, Cooper Scanlon, Benjamin Treinen, Connor Wallace, Mark Woehler, , 10th grade Christopher Becker, Michael Chacko, Christophe DeYoung, Nicholas Dubell, Marshall Eippert, Joshua Hollander, Evan Horst, Krishna Kurup, Alexander Marchionda, Kyle Metzger, Erik Mueller, Theodore Peloquin, Eric Reynolds, Michael Thompson, Samuel Waldbillig 11th grade Christopher Asgian, Paul Barron, Roy Bradley, Austin Griffiths, Jared Jacon-Duffy, David Kindel, Mark Lacey, William Loxterkamp, Collin Marton, Eric Maus, Samuel Sheets, Joseph Simmons, Carson Susich, Ethan ten Brink, Gerald Thornberry, Davis Wick, Collin Zapanta 12th grade Matthew Abele, Kevin Altimier, Alex Bracken, Jack Brault, Kevin Canavan, Michael Cutter, Samuel Distler, Alex Falck, Brian Foos, Christopher Foster, James Gilliland, Ryan Hankins, Jacob Heuker, Matthew Johnson, Daniel Marchionda, Daniel May, Dane Mechler, Grant Mettey, Jonathan Pitman, Nicholas Schaeffer, David Schlie, Jacob Stuhlfire


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Editor: Melanie Laughman,, 513-248-7573


Milford’s DiSilvestro hurdles the competition By Tom Skeen


Clermont Northeastern senior pitcher Emily Anderson hurls in a fastball to a Batavia batter. Anderson is 13-3 on the season with 11 shutouts and a 0.77 ERA. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS


he Clermont Northeastern Lady Rockets softball team improved to 13-4 on the season following a five-inning10-0 win over Batavia May 1. Senior pitcher Emily Anderson allowed just one hit - which came in the fifth inning via a bunt - and struck out 12, giving her 157 on the season. CNE is ranked No. 1 in The Enquirer Divisions II-IV area coaches’ poll and No. 8 in the DIII OHFSCA state poll. Clermont Northeastern freshman Lindsey Wright takes a practice cut before stepping into the batters’ box in the fourth inning. Wright is hitting .292 with eight RBI and a stolen bases this season. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

Clermont Northeastern senior McKena Miller sits in her defensive stance at first base in the second inning. The senior is hitting .446 on the season with 25 hits and 21 runs scored. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS



» Clermont Northeastern got eight strikeouts and two RBI from Joey Cockerham in a 14-3 win over Western Brown April 26. The Rockets made it two in a row with a 10-0 win over Felicity-Franklin April 27. Catcher Zane Bierman was 3-4 with a double and four RBI. » Milford slipped by CHCA 4-3, April 26. Tristan Lana picked up the win. The Eagles notched their 16th win of the season with an 8-0 victory over Kings April 30. Senior Austin Walker was 3-4 with a double, home run and four RBI. Zach Cook earned his fourth win of the season following a 7-5 victory over Glen Este May 3. Junior Andrew Minton led the offense with a 3-3 day and two RBI. » Goshen lost to Bethel-Tate 7-3, April 29. Noah Billingsley was 2-3. The Warriors rebounded with a 5-4 victory over Norwood April 30. Sophomore Paul Collins drove in the game-winning run.


» Allison Gilkerson drove in two runs, while Carly Aselage was 2-2 with a triple and three RBI in Clermont Northeastern’s 15-0 five-inning victory over Amelia April 26. Emily Anderson picked up her 11th win of the season while driving in two runs in the Lady Rockets’ 2-0 win over Western Brown April 27. McKena Miller was 4-4 with a double and four runs scored in the Lady Rockets’ 10-0, five-inning win over Blanchester May 3. » Milford lost to Lakota West 3-0, April 27. The Lady Eagles rebounded for a 5-4 victory over Kings April 29. Katie Noll was 2-4 with a RBI. Fairfield slipped by the Lady Eagles 3-2, April 30 despite a 2-4 day from freshman Hannah Huffer. In an epic 15-inning contest, Milford defeated Glen Este 7-6, May 3. Kayla Gregory finished the day 3-6. » Goshen shutdown Norwood 10-1, April 30 behind four RBI from Rian Adams and two from Bethany Strauss.

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» Goshen lost to Madeira 4-1, April 29. The doubles team of Cole Hadley and Chris Treadway earned the lone victory. The Warriors notched another win, this

time 4-1 over Amelia April 30. Sophomore Malachi Gierzak won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 1 singles.

MILFORD — Bill Marran could see David DiSilvestro’s skill set the first time he stepped foot on the track. As the middle school and high school hurdles coach at Milford, Marran isn’t surprised by the early success DiSilvestro has experienced over his freshmen and sophomore seasons. “When he was in eighth grade and ran hurdles I could see it right then and there,” he said. “… I could tell (early on) he had the speed and technique after working with him.” The sophomore currently holds the top time and the second-best time in the 300- and 110-meter hurdles, respectively, in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference, had ran his best time of the season (40.07) in the 300 at the Anderson Invitational the week of April 22. “A lot of things have improved with him being a year older,” Marran said. “He’s smoother, he has better technique, his attitude is good, and so he is improving. He’s going to compete for a league championship this year and be one of the top runners in this area.” A big key to his success is having a year of experience under his belt. It can be daunting for a freshmen to race against mostly upperclassmen and that was the case for DiSilvestro early on in his high school career. “It was kind of scary at first,” DiSilvestro said. “Every one was more muscular than me, but once I started and got to know the guys I was racing against, I was more comfortable. Now it is a lot more fun now that I have become friends with a lot of the guys.” His freshman season included setting school records in both hurdle events, but ended on a sour note with a fifth-place finish at districts in both the 110 and 300 missing the regional meet by one spot. Instead of being down about the situations, the mature sophomore hopes it will provided him with motivation and experience for this postseason. “I think I’ll know what competition I’ll have to run against,” he said. “I’ll know who is left and how well I have to run to get into regionals. (Last season) districts were at Mason and there were so many schools and it was a little overwhelming when you look around and see so many people there.” While the sophomore has a plan in place that includes making a trip to the state meet over the next two years, Marran is preparing him for what to expect come the 2013 postseason. “… (Last season) I don’t think he really understood just how competitive and how hard it is to get to that next level,” the coach said. “He saw how strong and big the seniors were and saw this is what he has to do to get there. … After he went against those guys he realized he wasn’t that far away and he knows what it takes to get there now and that is what we are trying to do right now.”

Sportman voting

The Community Press & Recorder readers have spoken. From May 2-23, readers can vote one time a day through The story will be located on the right side of the page. It will contains an individual link for each ballot at the bottom of the story. Just click on the newspaper name. You do not have to be a subscriber to the Enquirer or to vote; it will not count against the maximum-allowed stories for non-subscribers. However, you must register for the free account (also known as a Share account), which will be necessary to view the ballots. Winners will be notified after May 23 and before stories on the winners run in the June 26-27 issues. Technical questions can go to and everything else can go to

Milford sophomore David DiSilvestro holds the school record in both the 110and 300-meter hurdle events and ranks second and first, respectively, in the ECC in both events in 2013. THANKS TO KEISER PHOTOGRAPHY


MAY 8, 2013 • CJN-MMA • A7

Caddies earn tuition, housing

Twenty-three high school seniors from Ohio have been awarded the Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship, a full tuition and housing college scholarship, beginning this fall. Evans Scholars are golf caddies who were selected based on four criteria: A strong caddie record, excellent academics, demonstrated financial need and outstanding character. The students, whose names are listed below, were awarded scholarships to either Ohio State University in Columbus or Miami University in Oxford, where they will live in the Evans Scholarship House. The scholarship is valued at more than $70,000 in four years. The Western Golf Association, headquartered in Golf, Illinois, has overseen the Chick Evans Scholarship Program through the Evans Scholars Foundation since1930. It is among the nation’s

largest privately funded scholarship programs. In Ohio, the Ohio Golf Association, along with the Greater Cincinnati, Columbus District, Toledo District and Northern Ohio golf associations, cosponsor the program with WGA/ESF. Recipients were chosen after individual candidate interviews. Scholarship funds come mostly from contributions by about 26,000 golfers across the country, who are members of the WGA Evans Scholars Par Club. Evans Scholars Alumni donate more than $4 million annually, and all proceeds from the BMW Championship, the third of four PGA TOUR Playoff events in the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup competition, are donated to Evans Scholars. Visit for more information. Listed below are the local Chick Evans Scholarship recipients, who were awarded the scholarship

SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS Challenger soccer camp

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May 2, National Day of Prayer, people prayed on the court house steps in Batavia. Then the blessings came down in bright blue skies, a warm breeze. County Commissioners Bob Proud and David Uible presented a proclamation to the Eastgate Community Church for their many years of hosting the Pastor’s Brunch. We welcomed home three recently returned from the war zone. A standing ovation was given to Sgt. Micheal Cline, SSgt. Buck Campbell and Col. Jess Abbott as they led the Pledge and a prayer for our military. Elected officials read from the Bible while area pastors prayed for our country, our county, our community, including our police, firefighters and EMT. Patriotic music echoed thoughtout the village by local soloists John Hale, Jennifer Thomas, Dennis Davidson, Eve Moody and the Gorski Family.

Pastor John Martin prayed for the children gathered on the steps. A moment of silence followed as thoughts of the recent tragedy in Newtown and in Boston flooded our minds. Then the sounds of “Taps” as we pondered the price paid for our freedom - and we prayed for America’s future. Not just on this one day, but the other 364 days of the years.

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overtime). I could go on, but my stomach’s getting queasy. Are these the kind of benefits nonunion employees want to freeload, Mr. Barnett? Tea Party and big money? Few spend as much money in the political arena as big labor. It’s the main reason Obama’s in the White House. Unions once had a valid purpose, but no longer. Most, though not all, are cess-

Check your mental health every year For decades, physicians have touted the benefits of exercise toward long-term health. But did you know that physical activity and good nutrition is a first-line defense for mental health as well? Since 1949, May has been observed as National Mental Health Awareness Month. Pathways to Wellness - this year’s theme of May is Mental Health Month -calls attention to strategies and approaches that help all Americans achieve wellness and good mental and overall health. Wellness is more than an absence of disease. It involves complete general, mental and social wellbeing. And mental health is Lori Watkins an essential COMMUNITY PRESS component of GUEST COLUMNIST overall health and well-being. The fact is our overall well-being is tied to the balance that exists between our emotional, physical, spiritual and mental health. Whatever our situation, we are all at risk of stress given the demands of daily life and the challenges it brings - at home, at work and in life. Steps that build and maintain well-being and help us all achieve wellness involve a balanced diet, regular exercise, enough sleep, a sense of self-worth, development of coping skills that promote resiliency, emotional awareness, and connections to family, friends and the community. These steps should be complemented by taking stock of one’s well-being through regular mental health checkups. Just as we check our blood pressure and get cancer screenings, it’s a good idea to take periodic reading of our emotional well-being. One recent study said everyone should get their mental health checked as often as they get a physical, and many doctors routinely screen for mental health, which typically includes a series of questions about lifestyle, eating and drinking habits

and mental wellness. But a checkup doesn’t necessarily require a special trip to the doctor. There are also online screening tools you can use. While conditions like depression are common - roughly one in five Americans have a mental health condition - they are very treatable. Fully embracing the concept of wellness not only improves health in the mind, body and spirit, but also maximizes one’s potential to lead a full and productive life. Using strategies that promote resiliency and strengthen mental health and prevent mental illness and substance abuse conditions lead to improved general health and a healthier society: Greater academic achievement by our children, a more productive economy, and families that stay together. Clermont County Family and Children First (FCF) promotes collaboration among local service agencies to ensure that children and their families receive the most appropriate services to meet their mental health needs. For additional information about local mental health resources, visit the Clermont County Mental Health & Recovery Board at As a member of Clermont CAN, FCF supports local activities that encourage wellness through increased activity and better nutrition. CAN meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Clermont County Health District, and anyone interested is invited to attend. Find more information about Clermont CAN at .

Lori Watkins is the program manager at Family & Children First in Clermont County.



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So many things are wrong with Chris Barnett’s column about the Tea Party’s desire to bust unions, I don’t know where to start. Let’s go with union corruption and graft. Examples? In a recent Becker Report, Ohio State Rep. John Becker mentioned some abuses he witnessed working in union shops: Employees leaving work while on the clock to bowl and drink beer; being drunk or high on the job; working one shift and getting paid for two (generating

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pools of greed, corruption and inefficiency. They are the main reason companies close, move to right-to-work states, or leave the country altogether. (Can you say Boeing, or Keebler?) The Tea Party stands for three things sorely needed in America today: Smaller government. Lower taxes. Free markets. That’s it. Nothing more. Unions need not apply. They

I am writing in response to George Porzuc’s letter in the May 1 edition of the Milford-Miami Advertiser. Mr. Porzuc, I don’t have any good stories to share because I was not in Boston at the time of the bombing. I am writing to ask you to please send your letter to the Boston Globe, USA Today, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. Such a well-written letter deserves to be printed in these large newspapers. Maybe it would cause the editors to pause a moment and think about how they are playing into the terrorists’ hands by giving them so much publicity. And wouldn’t it be great if your letter was printed, and people who were there when the bombs went off wrote to the papers with the good stories? Karen Rowe Milford

CH@TROOM May 1 question Should Congress pass a bill which would empower states to make online retailers collect sales taxes for purchases made over the Internet? Why or why not?

“Congress should definitely not pass a bill that forces states to collect sales tax for purchases made online. “The Supreme Court has already ruled (1992) that a business must have a physical presence in a state in order to collect a use tax or a sales tax. “In 2011, legislation was proposed (and defeated) which would allow states to collect sales tax on internet sales, a proviso of which was that each and every one of 50 states would have to simplify its state tax code. Yeah right. “If legislation like this was to pass, every on-line retailer would then be subject to calculating sales tax for every state and potentially every municipality in which any purchaser lives adding unwieldy costs to the internet business’s cost of doing business and reducing the company’s profit margins. “Would this drive any ‘mom and pop’ internet business out of business? Would it raise the cost of goods and services in online outlets? Would it deter any startup internet business? Would it then force consumers by default to only look to mega-online stores for products? The intended and unintended consequences of creating such a short-sighted law are so staggering that Congress should relegate this to the trash heap of history.” M.K.

“I would like to see Congress enact laws that require all internet purchases to have state sales tax placed on them. This would be based on the State of the purchaser or receiver of the goods. “This levels the playing field somewhat with the competing retail outfits. But

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I would like all of this new tax earmarked for state education at the K-12 grade levels. Otherwise these additional tax dollars will go towards less necessary items. “Go figure!”


“The answer is a resounding No! It is unconstitutional. “Refer to your copy of the U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 9, Paragraph 5: ‘No tax or duty shall be laid on goods exported from any state.’ “Any state currently collecting such tax is doing it illegally. Ohio cannot collect it or coerce you to volunteer it if the purchase is made and shipped to you from another state.”


“No!!! Yet another government overstep to ‘correct’ gross overspending!!!


“We’re already taxed enough! Having to pay shipping adds to the cost of ordering online, but not paying sales tax helps to make up for that. Taxing Internet purchases would discourage many people from patronizing online companies and those companies could be thrown out of business, resulting in more people losing their jobs (with more people having to go on unemployment or welfare). The government needs to stop wasting our money and find ways to cut spending. Increasing taxes only gives the politicians more money to spend

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frivolously and causes folks like me to stop spending, which only makes the economy worse. It seems to be their only solution (along with printing worthless money) to a terrible financial situation.”


“Collecting the sales tax is an administrative nightmare. Most but not all states have one and in many areas, it varies from county to county. Some states tax clothing and others don’t. Nationally, the system of sales and use taxes is a nightmare. Merchants have to deal with their own state’s mess already. Why should they have to deal with dozens of other regulations as well. The Internet and the telephone has made tax evaders of all of us because we buy things elsewhere and don’t pay our home state’s tax. Let’s leave things the way they are or outlaw state sales taxes and have one national sales tax whose proceeds get sent back to the states.”


“No, Congress should not. Online ‘E-Tailers’ are often very small in-home businesses. To require them to collect and distribute sales taxes back to dozens of states would place a hardship upon them that would likely force them out of business. Besides, the rule for mail-order businesses has always been limited to collecting the sales tax only for states in which they have a physical presence. In addition, this change is being pursued by the federal government in an area that lies outside the scope of their constitutional limitations. Not that that has ever bothered the Feds in recent years, but I think it’s time someone put the Feds back in their place. “Heaven knows they have enough trouble dealing with the areas they are constitutionally required to regulate.”

Community Journal Editor Theresa L. Herron, 248-7128 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.




Fourth-graders Morgan Maloney and Genna Hutchison, both of Bethel, saw a piece of wood while George West looks on during the annual Grassy Run Heritage Rendezvous Friday, April 26. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE



Jaylynn Brady of Williamsburg Elementary uses a hammer to etch a heart into the surface of a tin cup. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


Grassy Run let residents step back in time By Keith BieryGolick

Loveland residents Ken Ashcraft and his wife Debbie stroll the grounds during this year’s Grassy Run Heritage Rendezvous. Ken is a vice president of the Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee. SHARON BRUMAGEM/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

WILLIAMSBURG — Children got a little time off school April 26, but that doesn’t mean they stopped learning. Local schools sent buses of students to the Williamsburg Community Park for the 21st annual Grassy Run Heritage Rendezvous. Children were greeted by warm weather and sunshine, as well as settlers from the 1700s and 1800s. Participants learned how use a two-person saw, throw primitive weapons and how to shape tin cans with nothing more than a hammer and nail. The event followed April 27 and April 28 for the general public.

Fourth-grader Justin Buschard of Bethel saws a piece of wood using an old-fashioned two-man saw. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Karmah Khoury, a fifth-grader from Summit Country Day Elementary, takes aim during the annual Grassy Run Heritage Rendezvous Friday, April 26. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Denver Hinkston of Moscow instructs Jack Hays, a fifth-grader at Summit Country Day Elementary. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Williamsburg Mayor Mary Ann Lefker and Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee President George West wait for the opening ceremony at this year’s Grassy Run Heritage Rendezvous presented April 26 to April 28 in the village’s community park. The mayor later read a proclamation honoring the group for its dedication in promoting and preserving the county’s rich heritage and history.

Lee Stegmann of Batavia talks with Charlie Collins of Chillicothe, Ohio, about his chair-making demonstration. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, MAY 9 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing. $38 per month. Presented by Jazzercise Milford. 476-7522; Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, 3054 LindaleMount Holly Road, Ages 10 and up. All experience levels. $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township. SilverSneakers, 9-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. Call for pricing. 947-7344. Union Township.

Nature Nature Knowledge Series: Harvestmen and What They Harvest, 7-8:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Separating fact from fiction for these misunderstood spindly critters also known as daddy long-legs. Ages 18 and up. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township.

FRIDAY, MAY 10 Business Classes Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 4743100; Anderson Township.

Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes coleslaw and French fries. Carryout available. $5.50 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 5752102. Milford.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Yoga that begins and ends in chair. Standing poses when applicable. Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 237-4574. Amelia. SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, 9-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation promote stress reduction and mental clarity. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers. 478-6783. Union Township.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Mulberry, 1093 Ohio 28, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 686-3300; Mulberry.

Learn about Life in the Stream from 1-2 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at the Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Find out which animals make their home in and near the water and which animals only come for a visit. For children ages 12 and under with an adult. The program is free for members, non-members pay daily admission, which is $8, $3 for children ages 4 to 12. For more information, call 831-1711 or visit p.m., American Legion Post 318, 6660 Clough Road, Includes multi-course meal. Adult beverages available. $60, $45 with mention of this listing. 888-6432583; Cincinnati. Anderson Township.

Runs / Walks Relay for Life Anderson Township, 6 p.m., Anderson High School, 7560 Forest Road, Walk ends Saturday at noon. Teams of people walk track to raise money for cancer. After dark, luminaries honor people who have been touched by cancer. Benefits American Cancer Society. Free, donations accepted. Registration required. Presented by American Cancer Society Relay for Life Anderson Township. 888-227-6446, ext. 4223; andersonoh. Anderson Township.

Shopping Mother’s Day Flower Sale and Grill-Out, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 4312 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Flowers for sale include baskets, flats and perennials. 732-1400; Batavia.

SATURDAY, MAY 11 Antiques Shows Antiques and Artists on the Ohio, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., The Bandstand, Western Ave. and Susanna Way, Saturday features crafts and artists on village bandstand greens. Sunday features antique dealers on bandstand green. Free. Presented by Historic New Richmond. 543-9149. New Richmond.

Benefits Ladies’ Afternoon Tea, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Eastgate, 4450 Eastgate Blvd., Specialty vendors, complimentary chair massages, raffles, luncheon and special entertainment. Theme based on classic 1952 American musical comedy film, “Singin’ in the Rain.” Benefits A Caring Place Pregnancy Help Center. $25. Reservations required. Presented by A Caring Place Pregnancy Help Center. 300-3565. Union Township.

Exercise Classes

Steve Featherston, 6 p.m., Stonekry Resale Books, 8253 Beechmont Ave., Free. 474-0123; Anderson Township.

Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford.

Music - Classic Rock

Garden Shows

Micheall & John (from Cheap Thrill), 7:30-10:30 p.m., Green Kayak Market and Eatery, 204 Front St., Free. 843-6040. New Richmond.

Anderson Township Historical Society Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Miller-Leuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike, All homegrown plants. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. 231-2114. Anderson Township.

Music - Acoustic

On Stage - Theater Murder Mystery Dinner: Crime and Pun-ishment, 7

Music - Choral

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Bowling Green State University Collegiate Chorale, 7-8 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, Varied concert program spans from classical music to American folk songs, from Bach to Britten, and French chansons to vocal jazz. Free. 470-7464. Anderson Township.

Nature Ohio Young Birders Club, 9 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Ages 12-18, or younger based on interest. Hiking and watching birds. $10 online preregistration required to join. 831-1711. Union Township. Enchanted Forest: Creating Homes for Woodland Creatures, 1-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Use your imagination to create a one-ofa-kind temporary home for woodland creatures. For ages 12 and under with an adult. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township. Migratory Bird Day, 1-3 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Bird-themed open house with several activity stations teaching the life cycle of migratory birds. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Anderson Township.

Pets Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cats and dogs available for adoption. 474-0005; Anderson Township.

Recreation Matt Maupin Memorial Kids’ Fishing Tournament, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Pattison Park, 2228 U.S. 50, Ages 15 and under. Prizes awarded for several categories in each age group. Includes free hot dog lunch. Sponsored by East Fork Bass Anglers. Free. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 876-9013; Owensville.

Runs / Walks Spring Bird Walk, 8 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Join bird guide and hike trails. Beginners welcome. Bring binoculars and dress for weather. Ages 18 and up. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township. Wildflower Walks, 10 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at

Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Learn wildflower identification along trails during peak of spring wildflower season. Ages 18 and up. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township.

Shopping Mother’s Day Flower Sale and Grill-Out, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 732-1400; Batavia.

SUNDAY, MAY 12 Antiques Shows Antiques and Artists on the Ohio, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., The Bandstand, Free. 543-9149. New Richmond.

Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 6-7 p.m., ATA Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, 8510 Beechmont Ave., Led by George Sizemore, fourthdegree black belt and co-owner of ATA Black Belt Academy. Family friendly. $5. 652-0286; Anderson Township.

Nature Hands on Nature: Flower Press, 1-2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Play Facilitators provide variety of tools and toys for children to borrow to explore PlayScape. Included with daily admission; free for members. 831-1711. Union Township. Life in the Stream, 1-2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Find out which animals make their home in and near the water and which animals only come for a visit. For ages 12 and under with an adult. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township. The Great Snake Count, 1 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Delve into role of snakes in nature as you find, catch, measure and identify variety of non-venomous snakes. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township.

Milford. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, 135 N. Union St., Zumba fitness and Zumba Gold classes. $5. Presented by Kimberley “KC” Coniglio. 240-5180; Bethel. Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Leming House, 5951 Buckwheat Road, Summer Rackley leads highintensity workout. Latin dance steps. Ages 18 and up. $25 for six weeks. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 248-3727; Miami Township. SilverSneakers, 9:15-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 947-7344. Union Township. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Legendary Community Center, 3601 West Legendary Run, Increase your strength and flexibility while sitting in a chair or standing and using chair for balance. Learn breathing techniques to promote well-being and calmness and to maximize your body’s potential. $7.50 or $40 for six classes. Presented by Sharon Strickland. 237-4574; Pierce Township. Hatha Mat Yoga, 6-7:10 p.m., Legendary Community Center, 3601 West Legendary Run, Designed to help increase your strength, flexibility and wellbeing. Each class includes breathing practices, stretching, strength training and relaxation. Bring mat. $7.50 or $40 for six classes. Presented by Sharon Strickland. 237-4574; Pierce Township.


Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. 237-4574. Amelia.

Health / Wellness OPTIFAST Weight Loss Program Information Session, 9-10 a.m., Mercy HealthPlex Anderson, 7495 State Road, Free. Registration required. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 956-3729; Anderson Township.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 Art & Craft Classes Free Knitting Classes, 7-8:30 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, 1646 Ohio 28, Basic knitting techniques, fresh ideas and short devotional time. Free. 575-1874. Milford.

Dining Events WAVE Free Community Dinner, 6 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Part of Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary event. No church service attached, no reservations needed. All welcome. Familyfriendly meals. Free; donations accepted. 831-5500; Milford.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; Bethel.

Health / Wellness Pre-Diabetes Class, 4-6 p.m., Mercy Health Anderson Hospital, 7500 State Road, Information on making healthy food choices, exercise and blood sugar control and monitoring blood sugar levels. $20. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 956-3729; Anderson Township.

dinner. Benefits Cincinnati Youth Collaborative. $135. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Youth Collaborative. 363-5253; Pierce Township.

THURSDAY, MAY 16 Benefits Quarter Raffle for Autism, 7 p.m., Stonekry Resale Books, 8253 Beechmont Ave., Doors open 6:30 p.m. $2. 474-0123; Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. SilverSneakers, 9-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 947-7344. Union Township.

Health / Wellness Mobile Heart Screenings, 7-11 a.m., Walgreens Milford, 1243 Ohio 28, Several screening packages available to test risk of heart attack, stroke, aneurysm and other major diseases. Appointment required. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 866-819-0127; Milford. Surgical and Non-Surgical Weight Loss Information Session, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Mercy HealthPlex Anderson, 7495 State Road, With Drs. Joe Northup and Mohamed Dahman. Free. Registration required. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 956-3729; Anderson Township.

Home & Garden Do-It-Herself Workshop: Inspired by Pinterest: Succulent Gardens, 6:30-8 p.m., The Home Depot-Beechmont, 520 Ohio Pike, Learn benefits of container gardening, to identify and select succulents to create container garden, to plant succulent container garden and to provide care for the garden. Free. 688-1654, ext. 077; Beechmont.

Nature Teacher’s Night Out: Turtles and Telemetry, 6-8 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Learn about eastern box turtle tracking. Ages 18 and up. Free for teachers. Registration required by May 14. 831-1711; Union Township.

FRIDAY, MAY 17 Business Classes Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, Free. 474-3100; Anderson Township.

Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, $5.50 and up. 575-2102. Milford.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. 237-4574. Amelia. SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, 9-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 4786783. Union Township.

Music - Acoustic

Health / Wellness

Kevin Fox, 7-10 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Free. 324-7643. Loveland.

Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Anderson Towne Center, 7580 Beechmont Ave., Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 6863300; Anderson Township.

Music - Bluegrass


The Goodle Boys, 6:30-9 p.m., Front Street Cafe, 120 Front St., Free. 553-4800; New Richmond.

Exercise Classes


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522;

United Fore Youth Golf Classic, 12:30-9:30 p.m., Vineyard Golf Course, 600 Nordyke Road, Anthony Munoz, Hall-of-Famer/ offensive lineman, and Dave Lapham, Cincinnati Bengals radio personality, hold questionand-answer session during

Music - Acoustic Bob Bridges and Mike Combs, 6-8 p.m., Stonekry Resale Books, 8253 Beechmont Ave., Free. 474-0123; Anderson Township.


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Make homemade spa products for mom I had a rather unusual request for a Mother’s Day present from a young woman who wanted to make her mom some homemade spa products. She wanted something that the chidlren could help with, too. Homemade spa Rita products Heikenfeld are easy to RITA’S KITCHEN make, healthful and beautiful. I’m sharing a few of my favorites here, and there will be more on my blog, so check that out. As I have said lots of times, a gift from the hands is a gift from the heart. Happy Mother’s Day to all of our moms, biological and otherwise.

Rita’s homemade bath salts Master recipe:

1 cup Epsom salt 1 ⁄4 cup sea salt 2 tablespoons baking soda

Optional add-ins: 1 tablespoon dry goat or cow’s milk 1 tablespoon dry bath herbs of your choice, finely ground or not, or a few drops essential oil of your choice.

Mix together. To use, pour 1⁄4 cup into a hot bath.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Essential oils are distilled from plants and are very strongly scented. There are many kinds, from soothing lavender to energizing peppermint. Epsom salt soothes muscles and helps replenish magnesium levels and remove toxins from skin. Sea salt is recommended for its mineral content. Baking soda is alkaline, helps soothe and clean without harming delicate skin.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

temperature to use. Mix:

1 box lemon cake mix 1 (3.5 ounce) pkg. instant lemon pudding mix 4 eggs 1 ⁄2 cup water 1 ⁄2 cup key lime juice 1 ⁄2 cup vegetable oil

1 cup each Crisco Shortening, Crisco oil and all-purpose flour

Key lime glaze Mix together: 2 cups powdered sugar ⁄3 cup lime juice


Rita shares recipes for homemade bath salts, a sugar scrub and foaming bath oil. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

Simple sugar scrub Mix together: 1 cup fine granulated sugar 1 ⁄2 cup oil of choice: jojoba, almond, olive, grapeseed

Use for face, neck and throat. Avoid eye area. Use a circular motion and gently rub the scrub into your forehead, cheeks, chin and neck. Rinse with warm water. Finish with cool water to close pores. Store in refrigerator.

Foaming bath oil

Stir together gently:

⁄2 cup your choice of oil (see simple sugar scrub for choices) 1 ⁄4 cup mild, unscented liquid soap or baby shampoo Optional: Few drops essential oil of choice


Eddie Merlot’s potatoes

I don’t know if Linda, who requested the recipe from this Montgomery restaurant, is a mom, but if so, this will be her present from Yvonne Steinhauer, a Milford reader, who has the cookbook. 11⁄4 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into 1⁄2-inch cubes 11⁄2 tablespoons jalapenos, seeded and minced 11⁄3 cups heavy cream (whipping cream)

⁄2 cup Gruyere cheese, shredded 1 ⁄3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1 teaspoon Tabasco 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded Kosher salt and black pepper 1

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Put all ingredients in bowl and mix on high speed for two minutes. Pour into 9-inch by 13inch pan that has been greased and floured with pan grease (recipe below). Bake for 35-40 minutes. When cool, frost.

Susan’s pan grease

Store in refrigerator and let come to room

Can you help?

Company’s coming cake for Megan. Carrabba’s dipping sauce for Bonnie. “Like a pesto with olive oil,” she said. Hot cross buns like Busken Bakery for Maria Barleycorn’s blue cheese recipe for Joan, who says it’s a family favorite.

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Steam potatoes for 30 minutes until fork tender and not mushy. Put in sprayed casserole dish. In saucepan, bring cream and jalapenos to a simmer. Reduce by 25 percent, about 10-12 minutes. Whisk in Gruyere, Parmesan and Tabasco. Stir constantly until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Pour over potatoes, toss gently. Top with Cheddar and bake 15-18 minutes until hot and bubbly.

Susan Zugehoer’s key lime cake

Susan and I were colleagues when I had my cooking school. She is a professional, expert baker and decorator. Anything Susan shares is an instant favorite. Bake this cake and you’ll understand. Susan will be participating in the International Cake Exploration Societe’s annual convention in August at the Lexington convention center. To find out more, log onto: If

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Celebrate Older Americans Month David Kessler of Columbus, Ohio, speak on this topic. A retired police officer, David is now an expert in this field, providing training and keynote speeches across the country on this topic. He addresses all facets of exploitation, including undue influence, sweetheart swindles, power of attorney thefts and home improvement scams. This program is free as well, but seating is limited. Please call 513-536-4021 to RSVP. Both events are in the Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road in Eastgate. Please use the entrance on the left.

three of these. CSS is hosting two events to promote positive lifestyles for seniors. The first is a free art exhibit and reception at our Union Township Lifelong Learning Center from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19. Awardwinning professional artist Mary Helen Wallace and her students will exhibit some of their work. Also on display are wood carvings created by the East Fork Wood Carvers. In addition to that, a special program on financial exploitation of the elderly is planned at our Union Township Lifelong Learning Center from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21. We are honored to have

May is Older Americans Month. It is a chance to show appreciation and support for our seniors as they continue to enrich and strengthen our communities. Their shared histories, diverse experiences and wealth of knowledge have made our culture, economy and local character what they are today. In fact, older Americans are more active in community life than ever before, thanks in part to advances in healthcare, education, technology and financial stability that have greatly increased their vitality and standard of living. Older adults are out and about giving back and making a difference in their community.

In a recent proclamation, the Clermont County commissioners stated: Linda “Our comEppler munity CARING & can proSHARING vide opportunities to allow older citizens to continue to flourish by: Emphasizing the importance of elders and their leadership; presenting opportunities for older Americans to share their wisdom, experience and skills; and providing services to help older adults live at home.” Clermont Senior Services strives to do all






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Retail health clinics are rapidly expanding across the country; there are more than 1,200 of them today. They provide muchneeded health care to many, including those who don’t have a primary care physician. But be careful, not all insurance policies will cover their services. Health clinics can be found at Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreens and Kroger supermarkets. Greg Johnson, of Butler, Ky., visited one such clinic earlier this year for a sinus infection. He went during his lunch break. “It took 20 minutes or so. They gave me a prescription. I got the prescription filled and it was really fast and easy,” he said. Johnson went to The Little Clinic at Kroger in Cold Spring and paid with his insurance card. A few weeks later, “I get the statement from my insurance company. My insurance has denied me coverage. They say they’ve declined the payment because it is a nurse practitioner, not a doctor,” he said. In fact, all these retail clinics are staffed by either nurse practitioners or physician assistants. Johnson said they really do provide a valuable service. He not only went to the clinic for himself, he said his wife and child have gone there as well because it’s so convenient. “If you have children and your children get sick at 6 o’clock at night you don’t want to take them to the emergency room because it’s not an emergency. The clinics are typically open 7, 8, 9

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2013 Grassy Run Rendezvous was a great success Howdy folks, We saw a program on the television about the Dust Bowl in the 1930s. It showed how the dust would cover things up. One scene showed a house with dust piled about half way up to the roof. If there was a crack in the house, the people would shovel dirt out. If folks had a mask and goggles to wear, they didn’t get the amount of dirt in their lungs as those folks that only had a scarf over their face. This was a difficult time that the folks had, losing everything they had, property, livestock, cars and folks dying from the dust. We are so blessed, don’t you think? Ruth Ann was getting her clothes out of the spare bedroom and didn’t realize Chessy went in with her. We were gone for the evening and when we got home we were looking and calling Chessy, no cat. Ruth Ann opened the door to this bedroom and Chessy just about ran over her. She meows so softly, we can’t hear her. She will hide so we can’t find her. She wanted to go outside and stayed out until late in the night. She generally likes to come in around midnight. When we got up Monday morning, she had caught a rabbit which was about half grown. She was watching a dove feeding on the ground in front of the garage. I was watching her seeming to be getting ready to try to

catch the dove. I opened the door and the dove flew, Chessy looked at me like “well, George thanks!” Rooks Then she OLE FISHERMAN went back to the raised beds and sat looking at me not very happy. I finally got the trolling motor put back on the pontoon. Slowly, I getting the boat ready to go fishing. It seems there is so much to do. Ruth Ann and I helped get the food booth ready at Grassy Run Rendezvous at Williamsburg for the Grange to sell food. The Lytles have a big tent, so the Grange uses it. This was done on Thursday. The event started on Friday with school children enjoying the campers set up, as this was a very educational experience for the children and their chaperons. There were four schools and some home-

schooled children attending. One feller told me he had heard about this event for several years, but never came until this year. He said “I will be coming back next year.” This is great and so educational for the school children and for us older folks. Mr. George West is the president in charge this year of getting everybody registered and getting assignments. The Scouts sure enjoyed their camp experience. There were approximately 75 camps there and folks from several states and some traveled many miles to be there. The Grassy Run Rendezvous was again very successful event. Good job, Mr. West. The Grange on Saturday morning had biscuits and sausage gravy, coffee and hot chocolate, then later metts, hamburgers and hot dogs. The folks sure enjoyed their food. The Grange folks that were there sure did a great job. We were over to Grant’s Farm and

Greenhouses yesterday making the order for the Grange Plant sale, and Danny said on Mother’s Day every customer who is a Mom, will receive a free flower, so go and buy some flowers for your Mom, and get a free one for yourself. I was talking to Mike

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that participated. Great! Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later.

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POLICE REPORTS MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Christina M. Cricillis, 36, 980 Ohio 131, drug possession, drug instrument, April 15. Juvenile, 13, disorderly conduct in school, April 17. Michael R. Haberer, 26, 1139 Deerhaven, theft, April 17. Christopher R. Scheadler, 19, 7230 Osceola, driving under influence, obstructing official business, April 18. Robert Stebbins, 18, 6233 Blackburn, underage consumption, April 18. Juvenile, 13, underage consumption, April 18. Juvenile, 14, underage consumption, April 18. Juvenile, 15, underage consumption, April 18. Andrew Clines, 50, 5868 Menno Drive, disorderly conduct, April 19.

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Incidents/investigations Assault Female was assaulted at Frisch's at Ohio 28, April 19. Breaking and entering Lawn mower taken; $300 at Bridge Street, April 17. Burglary Water heater, furnace, etc. taken at 5610 Day Drive, April 18. Criminal damage Eggs thrown at vehicle and driveway at 1483 Corbin Drive, April 18. Criminal trespass Entry made into vehicle at Pizza

Hut at Ohio 28, April 19. Disorderly in school Male student was assaulted at Milford Junior High at Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, April 17. Menacing Male juvenile was threatened at 1391 Wade, April 19. Theft A dump trailer was taken from Izaak Walton League; $3,000 at Branch Hill Loveland Road, April 16. Sandals taken from Meijer; $60 at Ohio 28, April 16. Male stated card used with no authorization at 306 Apache Trail, April 17. Cellphone taken at Milford Junior High at Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, April 17. Copper pipe taken at 1369 Finch Lane, April 17. Gasoline siphoned from vehicle; $25 at 5807 Briar Hill, April 17. Female stated ID used with no authorization at 6006 Grist Mill, April 18. AC unit taken; $1,500 at 1417 Wade, April 19. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $103 at Ohio 28, April 20. TV, X-box games, hypodermic needles, etc. taken Underage consumption Male students charged with offense at Milford Junior High at Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, April 18. Violation of protection order Female reported offense at 969 Ohio 28 No. 104, April 17.


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Matthew J. Adams, 35, 1207 Country Lake, recited, April 22. Jason E. Turner, 26, 2156 Oakbrook, drug paraphernalia, April 23. Chelsey N. Fields, 18, 5971 Marsh Circle, warrant, April 23. Natasha R. Maynes, 25, 2157 Oakbrook, recited, April 23. Nicole D. Irwin, 21, 3027 Ohio 132, warrant, April 23. Melissa Bolender, 27, 1933 Oakbrook, theft, April 23. Leonard Levy Jr., 30, 2258 Siesta Drive, warrant, April 25. Johanna M. Smallwood, 28, 475 Piccadilly, warrant, April 25. William H. Hickey, 31, 301 Edgecombe, contempt of court, April 25. Dustin Perry, 28, 9985 Decoursey Pike, recited, April 26. Johnny R. Harris Jr., 19, 1170 Eunita Drive, theft, April 26. Cameron C. McDerman, 20, 5708 Mellie Ave., assault, April 27. Amanda D. Schmidt, 37, 5575 Betty Lane, recited, April 27. Tara N. Ridley, 27, 1889 Pebble Ridge, driving under suspension, April 27. Nicole A. Noe, 22, 2061 Ohio 125, theft, April 28. Dustin Fulgium, 27, 2061 Ohio 125, theft, April 28. Scott J. Price, 44, 540 Lila Ave., recited, April 28. Taryn L. Richardson, 32, 1939 Oakbrook, warrant, April 28. Lincoln D. Colwell, 46, 818 Walnut St., warrant, April 28.

Incidents/investigations Assault Juvenile was assaulted at 201 Edgecombe, April 26. Criminal mischief Graffiti on playground equipment at Clertoma Park at 889 Garfield Ave., April 22. Domestic dispute At Oakbrook Place, April 23. At Concord Woods, April 27. Domestic violence Reported at Theilmans Mobile Park at Ohio 28, April 25. Theft Purse taken from vehicle at 732 Lila Ave., April 23. Merchandise taken from Kroger at Main Street, April 23. DVDs, etc. taken from Target at Rivers Edge Drive, April 24.

Merchandise taken from Walmart; $180 at 201 Chamber Drive, April 24. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive, April 25. Purse taken from vehicle at 201 Laurel Ave., April 27. Reported at Walmart at Chamber Drive, April 28.

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Steven Wenderfer, 28, 8 Locust Hill, marijuana possession. Gerald Bugg, 30, 2188 Spinning Wheel Lane, marijuana possession. Juvenile, 16, theft. Juvenile, 17, unruly. Connor Rahm, 18, 6193 Goshen Road, marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia. Matthew Estep, 18, 1493 Gibson Road, marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia. Sheri Hutchens, 45, 1758 Barry, endangering children, domestic violence, drug paraphernalia, heroin possession, permitting drug abuse. David Hutchens, 48, 1758 Barry, cocaine possession, drug paraphernalia, endangering children, permitting drug abuse. Michael Edgington, 30, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 105, marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia. Juvenile, 15, misuse of credit card. Connie Moore, 47, 1278 Sandwood, passing bad checks. Anthony Harvey, 47, 6606 Ohio 48, theft. Charles Bilby, 21, 6620 Ohio 48, theft, burglary, warrant. Christopher McKay, 35, 1006 Country Lake, drug paraphernalia, cruelty to animals, trafficking in drugs, driving under influence. Shannon Perry, 26, 1608 Country Lake, marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia.

Incidents/investigations Assault At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 43A, April 14. At 1569 Ohio 28, April 16. At 1492 Woodville, April 16.


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DEATHS Thomas Cook Thomas W. Cook, 52, Wayne Township, died April 12. Survived by wife Lisa Keeton Cook; children Thomas (Amanda Smith) Cook II, Stephanie (Jonathon) Martin; grandchildren Dylan Schumacher, Thomas Cook III, Charles, Nicholas Boots, Nova-Marie Martin; parents Robert (the late Ruth) Cook, Marlene (Kenneth) Goodin; siblings Beverly (James) Payne, Kenneth (Nikki), Keith (Jeanie) Goodin. Services were April 23 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to the funeral home.

Virginia Dick Virginia Dick, 88, Milford, died April 30. Survived by husband James Dick; children Stella Head, Evelyn Rich, Robert, James, David Dick; 18 grandchildren; many great- and great-greatgrandchildren; four siblings. Preceded in death by parents Lonnie Spaw, Della Thompson. Services were May 1 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to Heartland Hospice.

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Jake Hatter Jehonnas W. “Jake” Hatter, 78, Blanchester, died April 24. He worked for General Motors and KDI Precision Products. He was a Army Veteran and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6710. Survived by son Lawrence “Joe” (Melissa) Hatter; grandchildren Betty Martin, Jake, Olivia Hatter, Alicia Colvins, Kenny, Kelly Wright, Casey, Jessica Gray, Matthew, Katelynn Rogers, Sarah Rust;siblings Alta Ford, Leeondas “Buck,” Paul Hatter, Ruth Bates, Martha Clark, Edna “Becky” Miller; 12 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Betty Anne Kuprion Hatter, parents Jessia, Dottie Hatter, children Debra Gray, Paula Pollock, Sonny Hatter, siblings J.L. Hatter, Lula Belle Campbell.

Services were April 27 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: Crossroads Hospice, 4380 Glendale Milford Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Mae Ison Mae C. Ison, 85, Miami Township, died April 26. She was a bartender at Loveland Lanes. Survived by daughters Judy (John) Duvall, Debbie (Steve) Smith, Janet Carrier; grandchildren Scott, Jamie, Matt Ison Duvall, April Strayer, Jennifer Guth, Michael Smith; 12 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Walter Ison, parents John, Lula Acuff. Services were April 30 at Tufts

Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home. Memorials to: Crossroads Hospice, 4380 Glendale Milford Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242, American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206 or American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

Marion Jablonski Marion Mitchell Jablonski, 71, formerly of Cincinnati, died April 30. Survived by children Beth Parker, Linda Jablonski (Chris) Gerardy, Pam (Rusty) Myers, Laurie (Lou) Nigro, Joe (Chantelle) Jablonski; grandchildren Heather (Angelo) Mandato, Kaitlin, CJ Gerardy, Ryan (Toni) Parker, David, Kate Myers, Nicole Jablonski, Andrew, Anna Nigro, Jessica, Joseph, Jack, Lily Jablonski; great-grandchildren Melanie, Nicholas Mandato, Logan Parker; sister Ellen Schoenberg; nieces Susan, Devin Schoenberg. Preceded in death by husband Joseph Ja-

blonski, parents Louis, Hazel Mitchell, six siblings. Services were May 4 at Sharp Funeral Home, Linden, Mich. Memorials to the Humane Society.

Dorothy Loving Dorothy L. Loving, 88, Batavia, died April 29. She was a longtime member of Perintown United Methodist Church. Survived by sons Harold (Kathleen), David (Carol) Loving; five grandchildren; 10 greatgrandchildren; three greatgreat-grandchildren; eight siblings. Preceded in death by husband Harold Loving, five siblings. Services were May 3 at CraverRiggs Funeral Home. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Raymond Partin Raymond A. Partin, 78, died April 25. He was an auditor for the National Underwriters Company. He was a Navy veteran of Korea.

Survived by wife Ernestine Cox Partin; daughter Debbie Phenix; grandchildren Bethany Weber, Michael Jr., James Phenix; siblings Claude Partin Jr., Trula Philpot, Estalene Johnson, Pauline Sullivan. Preceded in death by six siblings. Services were April 28 at the Christian Life Center Church. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to the Christian Life Center Church.

Dirk Stephenson Dirk Andrew Stephenson, 42, formerly of Milford, died April 18. He was a member of the Pipefitters Local Union 392 and worked as a subcontractor at AK Steel. Survived by parents Wayne, Ginny Stephenson; brothers Scott (Jay), Todd Stephenson; best friend and significant other, Amy. Services were April 25 at the Community of The Good Shepherd. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or Salvation Army, 114 E. Central Pkwy., Cincinnati, OH 45210.

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1784 Huntley Road, Heather York to Robert Wheeler, 0.5800 acre, $76,500. 6329 Liberty Lane, John & Elizabeth Glynn to Walter & Bernice Zeiler, 0.4370 acre, $205,000. 6344 Manila Road, Lydo Properties No. 7 LLC to Tamala & Charles Combs Jr., 0.7900 acre, $112,500. 6202 Sand Hills Drive, Glenys & Richard Merriman Jr., co-trustees. to Robert & Laurie Reagan, 0.3230 acre, $279,000. 2092 Wood Brook Court, Jessica & Joshua Ramsey to American Homes 4 Rent Properties Four LLC, 0.1100 acre, $117,000.


5832 Buckwheat Road, Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., trustee to Samantha Wilson, 0.8150

acre, $70,000. 1631 Fairway Crest, Alan & Patricia Blume to John E. Dougherty III, 0.3740 acre, $438,000. 5605 Garrett Drive, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Multi-Province, Inc., 0.4600 acre, $32,125. Gatch Court, Greycliff Development LLC to NVR, Inc., 0.4197 acre, $54,500. 5819 Jebstuart Drive, CitiFinancial Inc. to Charles & Kellie Colyer, 0.2940 acre, $80,000. 5909 McPicken Drive, William Grothaus to Thomas & Amy Siekman, 0.4600 acre, $95,000. 5913 McPicken Drive, Residential Innovations LLC to Christopher Lonsberry, 0.4600 acre, $107,000. 5657 Miss Royal Pass Drive, Francis & Kimberly Sheehy to Benjamin & Aubrey Cole, 0.6370 acre, $322,500. 5632 Miss Royal Pass Drive, Matthew & Julie Bliemeister to Philip & Sandra Carlberg, 0.6730 acre, $322,000.

841 Old Mill Drive, Lisa Martin, successor trustee to Scott & Carolyn Griffin, 0.4620 acre, $235,000. 736 Pine Ridge Road, Troy & Jennifer Davisson to Jeanie & Steven Rucker, 0.4700 acre, $163,900. 830 Town Scapes Court, MBS Development Co. Ltd. to Joseph Kirby, $277,000. 6223 Watchcreek Way No. 203, Estate of Stella Ray to Kresimir & Valerija Glad, $92,000. 6217 Watchcreek Way No. 101, Anna Michelle Southworth to Carol Hibbard, $100,000. 5668 Wittmer Estates Drive, Conrad Meadows LLC to NVR Inc., 0.4629 acre, $46,500.


504 Hudson Avenue, Gisele Samson to Mark Thompson, 0.0970 acre, $93,500. 200 Logsby Place Unit E, Margaret & Eric Vonbusch to Alison McLaren, $101,750. 200 Postoak Lane Unit A, Michelle DeCampos & Gabriel

Vautour to Brad Dreier, $72,000. 59 Powhatton Drive, Gary Grever to Don Craig, 0.2200 acre, $106,000. 29 Edgecombe Drive, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to JD Smith Holdings LLC, 0.2300 acre, $49,900. 29 Edgecombe Drive, JD Smith Holdings LLC to Equity Trust Co Custodian, 0.2300 acre, $54,900. 221 West Stoneridge Drive, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Sean & Kellie Luely, 0.2790 acre, $197,350. 112 Michigan Drive: Mcgoff Patrick M. & Margaret C. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $445,410.


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Denver Massey, Goshen, HVAC, 2353 Ohio 131, Stonelick Township. Mark Fiedeldey, Batavia, fire place, 2171 Baas Road, Stonelick Township, $12,700. Michael Lanham, Goshen, alter, 5980 Ohio 133, Wayne Township. Eric Nichols, Goshen, ple barn, 3206 Ohio 131, Wayne Township.


Beckman Services Inc., Cincinnati, addition, 2347 Warrior Way, Goshen Township, $24,000. St. Marks Lutheran School, Milford, addition, 5849 Buckwheat Road, Miami Township,

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Alumni celebrate Blackburn’s life, career By Roxanna Swift

Country music artist Ricky Skaggs April 27 shared memories of Milford High School graduate Rick Blackburn during a celebration of life at the Victor Stier American Legion. He also sang “Crying My Heart Out Over You.” The song was the first No. 1 hit he recorded after being signed to Epic Records by Blackburn. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY

MILFORD — Milford High School alumni who graduated in the 1950s and 1960s gathered April 27 at the Victor Stier American Legion, 450 Victor Stier Drive, to remember Rick Blackburn. Blackburn, who died Nov.30atage70,graduated from Milford in 1960. He was in the band, The Sounds, from 1959 to 1964.

In the 1980s, he was the head of Columbia and Epic for CBS Records. He was the head of Atlantic Records in the late 1980s and 1990s. He signed many well-known artists, including Ricky Skaggs and Ray Charles. Blackburn asked that a celebrationoflifebeheldin lieu of a funeral, said Frank Williams of Arkansas. Williams, who also graduated from Milford, was a member of The Sounds.

Jo Ann Weigel, left, of Milford and Donna Lovett-Nelson of Tennessee catch up with each other during the Celebration of Life for 1960 Milford High School graduate Rick Blackburn. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


Paul Stewart, left, and Barb Goldsberry Stewart of Anderson Township talk to Pat Goodman of Hebron, Kentucky, April 27, during the Celebration of Life for Milford alumnus Rick Blackburn. Goldsberry Stewart graduated from Milford High School in 1961, one year after Blackburn. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


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Milford Schools Foundation President Mary Anne Will, left, April 27 introduces Milford High School senior Jessica Lucas to Milford alumni during the Celebration of Life for Rick Blackburn. Lucas recently received the Rick and Suzie Blackburn Music Scholarship, which is awarded to a student pursuing a degree in music. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE



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Frank Williams of Arkansas April 27 speaks to Milford alumni during the Celebration of Life for 1960 Milford High School graduate Rick Blackburn. Williams, who also graduated from Milford, was in the band, The Sounds, with Blackburn.



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Members are putting their faith and community outreach into action and embarking on aggressive goals to support the 2020 community outreach plans. Epiphany currently supports about 30 missions - in Loveland/ Milford/Greater Cincinnati, nationally and internationally. Saturday, May 18, in support of the mission outreach efforts, members will host the first Super

Saturday Mission Day. The goal is to get more than 200 church and community volunteers to support eight feature missions for the day including Matthew 25: Ministries, Habitat for Humanity, military mailings and food collection/donation. Make direct inquiries to the office at 513-677-9866. The church offers three worship services, two contemporary and one traditional. Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m. are contemporary services and

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The following Storfrom unit(s) age Stronghold of Eastgate will be sold at public auction by Don Bates Auctioneers, at 758 Old State Route 74, Cincinnati Ohio 45245 on Saturday, May 11th, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. and will continue until all units are sold. The unit numbers, names and last known addresses are as follows: Unit #006 David Sellers, 60 Fox Chase Ln Apt. 5, Southgate, KY 41071; #407 Hope Lindsey, 236 Forest OH Batavia, Ave, #332 Jamie 45103; Ooten, 4513 Mt. Caramel Tobasco Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45244. 1758410

Milford High School alumni Larry Zornes, left, and Dale Roe chat April 27 during the Celebration of Life for fellow graduate Rick Blackburn. Zornes, who graduated in 1960, and Blackburn were in the band, The Sounds, together.


LEGAL NOTICE In accordance with provisions of the State Law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entito satisfy an tled owner and/or manager’s lien of the goods hereinafter described and stored at the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage location(s) listed below. A nd due notice having been given, to the owner of said properand all parties ty known to claim ann interest therein, and the time specified in such notice for payment of such having the goods expired, will be sold at public auction at the below stated location(s) to the highest bidders or disposed otherwise of on Monday, May 20, 2013, 3:00PM. 1105 Old State Rt. Batavia, OH 74, 45103. Josh Faulkner 640 Daniel Ct. #9A Cincinnati, OH 45244 H ousehold goods, furniture, boxes, appliances, TV’s or stereo equip. Thomas Mulligan 3155 Pennington Ln. Williamsburg, OH 45176 Furniture, tools, TV’s or stereo equip. Ashley Demaio 12 Pineview Dr. Apt 4 Amelia, OH 45102 Furniture, boxes Dennis P. Ferguson 5919 Woods Point Milford, OH 45150 Furniture, construction equip James Clark 4700 Beechwood Rd. 5217 Cincinnati, OH 45244 Household goods, boxes Brendan Boyle 775 Blueberry Hill Canfield, OH 44406 Household goods, furniture, boxes Gary Napier 4410 Eastwood Dr. Batavia, OH 45103 Boxes, sporting goods, tools. 1001758013

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PUBLIC NOTICE The Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority has developed its Agency Plan for 2013 in compliance with the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998. It is availa ble for review at the Authority’s Administra tive Office located at 65 S. Market Street, Ba tavia, Ohio. The Authority’s hours of opera tion are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office is closed daily from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. In addition, a public hearing will be held on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 8:45 a.m., at the Authority’s Adminis trative Office. Written comments are welcome and must be received at the Adminis trative Office on or before June 21, 2013. Equal Opportunity Housing Equal Opportunity Employer 760147

Sunday at 10:30 a.m. is a traditional service. All services have Sunday school and a professionally-staffed nursery available for infants through 3-year-olds. The church is at 6635 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Loveland; 513-677-9866.

ABOUT RELIGION Religion news is published at no charge on a space-available basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. » E-mail announcements to areeves@community, with “Religion” in the subject line. » Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. » Mail to: Community Press, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140.

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